Taxation policy gets frustrating

Re: Status quo is best on HST referendum, Letters, July 9.

To the Editor,

Re: Status quo is best on HST referendum, Letters, July 9.

I am voting Yes to extinguish the HST simply because it is yet another regressive tax, not based on income, that will simply add to the pathological concentration of wealth in Canada.

The government’s cynical promise to reduce the HST makes no difference in the unfairness of taxation not based on income, and would surely be raised again in the near future anyway.

The whole concept of not taxing the wealthy and corporations in most of the industrialized world cannot be proven to benefit anyone but the rich, yet it has become a kind of religion to many governments, they cannot supply proof so they ask us to have faith.

Well, I am fed up and will use my HST vote to prove it.

Mike Oliver

Nanaimo